Jacobs Vehicle Systems and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) have signed a new 10-year supplier agreement. The partnership between Jacobs and Daimler began in 1962 when engine brakes were first installed on a Detroit Diesel Series 71 engine in an aftermarket application. Since the early 1980s, Jacobs Engine Brakes have been standard equipment starting with the joint development of the Detroit Diesel S60 engine platform in 1984 and more recently the Detroit line of engines that launched in 2007.
“This type of longevity would not exist without the strong collaboration between our engineering and commercial teams,” said Steve Ernest, vice president of engineering and business development at Jacobs Vehicle Systems. “When you combine Daimler’s world-class engineering team and global market presence with the world’s leading engine braking technologies, the end result can only drive success.”
The engine braking system represents the most advanced engine braking technology available on the market, and it is designed for high performance, rapid response, and extreme durability. In addition, the design is modular which allows for technology to be seamlessly adapted as market demands change.